Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Baby Camryn - Newborn Portraits

We had such a great time photographing Baby Camryn when she was still in her Mommy's tummy, and could hardly wait to meet her in person! Like her parents, she was such a joy to photograph and spend time with :)

tiny toes :)

Looking at these yawning pictures kept making me yawn! And this smile certainly made me smile :)

the most perfect little belly-button..

A smile for Daddy..

All tired out after her first photo shoot..

As you can probably guess, we totally fell in love with Baby Camryn and can't wait to see her again soon!

xox Jessica + Norman

Photography: Jessica + Norman, Jessica Lin Photography

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Jane & Luis - Urban Engagement Session

Not long ago, we shot an Engagement Session in Toronto with Jane & Luis. They are a lovely couple and we had a really fun afternoon photographing them..
Amazing event planner Kristina Chau had the idea of scheduling the shoot to coincide with Jane's make-up trial, which I would highly recommend to brides if there's any way you can swing it!

I loved how the wings in the pigeon graffiti worked with Jane's dress :)

And then down to The Rex, which is where Luis first proposed to his lovely Bride-to-be..

 Again, Jane's dress was perfect with all of the grey concrete columns and lines in the brickwork..

We are now eagerly anticipating Jane & Luis' wedding next month at the Gladstone Hotel - can't wait!

Photography: Jessica Lin 

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Janine & Jon - A Foresty Fairytale Wedding

One of my nicest childhood memories is going to see Shakespeare in the Park. My parents would pack us a picnic, and we would go down to High Park and sit on a blanket on the hill and get devoured by mosquitoes, waiting impatiently for the sun to go down so the play could start. The only one I ever remember seeing is A Midsummer Night's Dream, but I'm sure they did others. I can't imagine a better venue for that particular piece, than a stage built right into the forest with a grassy hill for the audience. 
"What's the point?", you ask. Other than giving my humble advice on how you could spend a lovely summer evening in the west end of Toronto, my point is that being at Janine & Jon's wedding reminded me exactly of that sort of fairytale woodland perfection (only nobody was drugging and tricking poor unassuming would-be lovers..). Norman said it was like being at Robin Hood's wedding, and I also thought that was a perfect description.
See for yourselves...
As soon as I saw the invitation, I knew this was going to be a very pretty wedding :)

Janine, who is a stylist and has a great eye for lovely details, had been collecting these antique birdcages for months to decorate the ceremony and reception

One of the best views I've ever seen from an altar..

Jon is a photographer, and avid nature-lover. They actually came upon their venue while day hiking near Ancaster - a lovely conservation site in the Dundas Valley

I loved his compass cuff links!

I've actually known Janine (and Jon) for many years, and I've always thought she had one of the most spectacular smiles I've ever seen :) This was a day for lots of smiles...

Also terrifically talented, Janine made her own (and the bridesmaids') jewellery, and her hair fascinator!

I love the combination of slightly nervous and totally ready in Jon's expression..

Sharing a rare private moment while their witnesses signed the registry..

One of my favourite things at outdoor weddings - bubbles!

Newlyweds :)


A moment of total forest magic - a baby deer curled up at the side of the path!

and then back up the hill to Maplewood Hall for the reception..

I loved this! Jon collected all these photos and made a row for his childhood snapshots, a row for Janine's, and in between is a row of more recent pictures of the two of them together :)

And then for the entertainment...bellydancers! Janine has been dancing with these women for quite a while now, so it was a really special addition to the evening

After dinner, I snuck the happy couple back outside for a couple of final shots..

We wish Janine & Jon a lifetime of fairytale happiness!
Thank you both so much for letting us be a part of your perfect day :)


Photography: Jessica + Norman, Jessica Lin Photography

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